Sermons from January 2015

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Called to Call


STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                                                  JANUARY 25, 2015   CALLED TO CALL Jonah 3: 1 – 5 & 10; Mark 1: 14 – 20   When I was 11, my family rented a cottage equipped with fishing rods.  Excited, my siblings and I headed to the water to try our luck.  My sister landed a fish; […]

Are you listening?


ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                                                 January 18, 2015   Are you Listening? 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18; John 1:43-51   Put up your hand if you consider yourself a good listener.  Today I want to try something a little different, and I need your help and participation to make this work.  Let’s […]

Lady MacBeth Syndrome


LADY MACBETH SYNDROME ACTS 19: 1 – 7; MARK 1: 4 – 11   In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, a prediction is made that Macbeth will become King of Scotland.  His wife, Lady Macbeth, likes the idea of being Queen – a lot; so when King Duncan swings by their castle for a visit, Lady Macbeth […]

The Other Side of Christmas-December 28th, 2014


Every morning I look at a comic strip called “Kudzu” in which there is a character by the name of Brother Will B. Done, a cartoon strip preacher in a place called “Kudzu.” He was after his secretary to be more careful because embarrassing misprints have appeared in the church bulletins (a malady with which […]

Searching for Something

ST. STEPHEN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                         JANUARY 4, 2015   SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING Isaiah 60: 1 – 6; Psalm 72: 1 – 7; Ephesians 3: 1 – 12; Matthew 2: 1 – 12   A long time ago, when the Czars ruled Russia, a small town Rabbi pondered the mysteries of the universe and the […]